Calvin Lin

  • UX Designer, MHCID @ University of California, Irvine
  • Villa Park, California, United States
  • Design

Previous positions

  • UX Designer/Researcher at Catalia Health
  • UX Researcher at StockX

Education

UC Irvine, Master’s degree, Human Computer Interaction and Design

Public Profile

Background

Summary

I hold a Masters in Human Computer Interaction and Design from the University of California, Irvine, and have a background in Graphic Design. With my passion for visual storytelling, I strive to design user friendly and visually appealing products to help people accomplish their tasks. Portfolio available at: calvinlindesign.com

Experience

  • UI/UX Designer

    CONTRACT SERVICES ADMINISTRATION TRAINING TRUST FUND

    June 2019 – Present(4 months)

  • UX Designer/Researcher

    Catalia Health

    April 2018 – September 2018(5 months)

    • Designed a high fidelity prototype web portal to allow users to view their health metrics, edit their medication alerts, and message their healthcare providers. • Conducted user research to identify stakeholder needs and pain points, including surveys and interviews. • Performed competitor analysis and heuristic evaluations of current medical dashboards and interfaces. • Designed user interaction and interface with sketches, wireframes, prototypes, and user testing. • Established and designed visual branding of the web portal.

  • UX Researcher

    StockX

    January 2018 – April 2018(3 months)

    • Conducted qualitative and quantitative usability tests on the website’s browsing and search functions, including: Heuristic Evaluation, Cognitive Walkthrough, and Competitive Analysis. • Utilized Loop11 and UserTesting.com to conduct unmoderated remote usability tests. • Compiled reports with recommendations and solutions to the usability issues found during testing.

  • Creative Specialist

    FUSION OF IDEAS

    May 2015 – September 2017(2 years 4 months)Lake Forest

    • Work closely with project managers to create artwork that accurately represents the client’s brand. • Design conceptual products and art with business managers for company presentations. • Turn conceptual art into working production files for print and digital use. • Creatively develop new design concepts, graphics and layouts for both digital and print, including social media. • Design templates for new and upcoming products. • Trained and mentored new employees and intern.

  • Assistant Coach/Designer

    Global Badminton Academy

    October 2011 – May 2016(4 years 7 months)

    Designer for the company logo, now endorsed by ex-Olympic athletes. • Utilized interpersonal skills to help design programs and drills for students. • Coached unranked athletes to top 10 within a 3-year period.

  • Freelance Graphic and Web Designer

    Global Frontier

    December 2014 – November 2015(11 months)

    •Designed visual branding of the company and product, including logos, business cards, flyers, mailing labels, letterheads, and website design. •Wrote proposals, conducted meetings, and scheduled deadlines for project completion.

  • Event Coordinator / Assistant Manager / Graphic Designer

    Tropic Rum LLC, dba Don the Beachcomber

    September 2013 – October 2014(1 year 1 month)Huntington Beach, CA

    • Decreased cost and increased profit for all private events by 20% • Increased efficiency and lowered set-up time by 30% • Utilized organization and interpersonal skills to sell and plan parties/weddings for clients. • Organized schedules and managed budgets for clients. • Designed posters and flyers for promotional use within the restaurant.

  • Intern

    Design Management Group

    July 2009 – August 2009(1 month)

    •Worked as an intern learning about the basics of design, architecture, and how the company is run. •Learned the basic structure of an architecture company and the work load involved as an architect. •Filed files, field work, AutoCAD work, and shadowed the lead architect during meetings

Education

  • UC Irvine

    Master’s degree, Human Computer Interaction and Design

    2017 – 2018

    Interdisciplinary academic community geared towards highly successful professionals in user experience. Graduates of MHCID will be prepared for a variety of careers, including user experience (UX) research and design, systems analysis, design research, product design, project management, usability evaluation, web development; and more.

  • UC Irvine

    Bachelor of Arts (BA), Fine/Studio Arts, General

    2008 – 2013

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Chinese

    Limited working proficiency

Skills & Expertise

  • Product Design
  • Chinese
  • Sketching
  • Prototyping
  • Graphic Design
  • Ethnography
  • Illustrator
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Heuristic Evaluation
  • User Experience (UX)
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Mockups
  • Design Guidelines
  • Concept Design
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Microsoft Excel
  • English
  • Digital Illustration
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • UX Research
  • Exploratory Research
  • Heuristic Analysis
  • Microsoft Office
  • User Experience Testing
  • PowerPoint
  • Research
  • User-centered Design
  • Interaction Design
  • Paper Prototyping
  • User Experience Design (UED)
  • Usability Testing
  • Photoshop
  • inVision
  • Persona
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Cognitive Walkthrough
  • Visual Design
  • User Flows
  • HTML
  • Wireframing
  • Social Media
  • Microsoft Word
  • Contextual Inquiry
  • Patient Portal
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Vector Illustration
  • Site Maps